Thursday, September 6, 2007

"Having been born..."

Once upon a time a mom and a dad looked down at their new baby girl with wonder. The baby was me.

It's my birthday today. Here's a list of things I got that very first day.
  1. Parents who loved each other, wanted me, and loved me.
  2. Grandparents who thought I was wonderful.
  3. A home, food and clothing.
  4. Citizenship in a free country.
  5. Knowledge that I am a child of God.
  6. A perfect body, that has ended up as a good body (not a "10," but it functions well.)
  7. Laughter and humor around me.
  8. Optimism.
  9. An ongoing education.
  10. Generosity on all sides.
These blessings have been renewed every year, and lots have been added along the way. I'm a lucky girl.


Granny Annie said...

Happy Birthday Marty! What else could you ever want for your birthday after those wonderful gifts on the day you were born!

Bev said...

Happy Birthday Marty! May you have many many more so we can keep reading what you have to say for many years to come!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a happy birthday!! Have fun!

Jake said...

thanks for passing on your birthday gifts to your kids, too!

Rebecca said...

A very happy birthday to you!! From what I have ready, that which you were given, you liberally passed along :)

McKay said...

Happy birthday, Oma!

whit said...

Happy Birthday Marty!!! I truly look up to you and you have been a wonderful to me. I hope that you have a wonderful deserve the best

Joy Des Jardins said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Marty. You said it all....and you have it all. You are VERY blessed sweetie. Cheers to you!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday...
I am a blog buddie of Sher-ing Time. I live in Arizona where Heidi her daughter lives (well not for long as they are moving to China!)
I stop in now and then(on your site) if you don't mind and thought I would make myself known with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish:)
Fondly, B.

kelly said...

hope you had a great day! i was thinking of you.

care020 said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for being a person who sees the good in life and reminds us all that it's there.